Erskine Caldwell typescript

Erskine Caldwell typescript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Title: Erskine Caldwell typescript
Dates: 1940
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of a typescript of a six page short story entitled, "Crown-Fire" written by Caldwell in 1940 for a collection of short stories called Jackpot. Written in the first person, the story recalls young passion and love. It contains Caldwell's autograph on the last page.
Coll. Number: ms2330

Biographical/Historical Note

Erskine Caldwell was born in White Oak, Georgia in December 1903 and died in April 1987 in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He was an American author, most famous for his books about the South that centered on issues of poverty, racism, and other social issues. He wrote God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road. He lived throughout the country, but mainly focused on the South in his writings. "Crown-Fire" is one of his better known short stories.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Jackpot
Short stories.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erskine Caldwell typescript. MS 2330. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Erskine Caldwell - Girl with Figurines manuscript (typescript); Erskine Caldwell papers (ca. 1930-1978); Erskine Caldwell, 1903- screenplay for Gretta; Erskine Caldwell, 1903- motion picture contracts; Letters to Stetson Kennedy, 1940-1942, 1958, 1978.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Typescript, autographed